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Monday, November 2, 2015

TTT: 2015 Debut YA authors which I am looking forward to their second books.

Top Ten Tuesday: I really enjoyed books by these 2015 Debut YA authors.  What will they do for their second books?

1. David Arnold
His debut Mosquitoland is one of my 2015 YA favorites. It is a road trip, coming-of-age, overcoming dysfunctional family tale.

2. Tommy Wallach
We All Looked Up is set in Seattle right before the big meteor wipes out life on earth as we know it. Wow.

3. Becky Albertalli
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is already a favorite at my school. What will we get from this author next time?

4. Francesca Zappia
2015 will be remembered as the year YA Literature tackled the topic of mental illness.  Made You Up, which I haven't had a chance to read yet, is about a girl who can't tell the difference between reality and delusions.

5. Renee Ahdieh
The Wrath and the Dawn, a retelling of 1001 Arabian nights, is the first book of a trilogy so we know  there will be a second book.

6. Nicola Yoon
Everything Everything is probably the most popular debut I've ever been aware of before it was even published.

7. Sarah Benwell
This debut author wrote a very thoughtful and provocative book about euthanasia in Last Leaves Falling.

Umm. I can't think of any other debut YA authors.


  1. Fantastic list Anne. I really need to read Made You Up! I've seen it a lot already this week.

  2. Great list, Anne! Agree about Sarah's book as well. :)

    Thank you for visiting my list!

  3. I loved Made You Up! This is a great list!

  4. Made You Up sounds really interesting! And I love the cover!

  5. Great list! A lot of these on my list, so it's nice to see that their sequels are highly anticipated :)


  6. Somehow I haven't read any of these authors - I probably should!

    Check out my TTT and the weekly meme I hosting on my blog Music Monday.

  7. Great list. You have a few books on here that I have read and enjoyed myself. I think I am also going to have to add a few of these to my Christmas wishlist, it looks like I have missed out on some great debuts recently. I am especially excited to read The Wrath and the Dawn, I have heard so many good things about that one. Here's my TTT.

  8. I still need to read Wrath And The Dawn! My TTT

  9. I have The Wrath and the Dawn and Made You Up on my shelf, now I just need to get to them.

  10. Made You Up is one that I still really need to read!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/top-ten-tuesday-29/


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